Anyhow, this is a heads-up for those of you who are interested in attending a (legendary, heading swiftly towards near-mythical) Reading for Writing class. I’ve applied for funding to try and keep the costs manageable, and will know by the end of September if I’ve got it or not. So, the details (hoping this doesn’t jinx anything …)
- Dates: November 12th to December 10th, (5 consecutive Saturdays)
- Time: 1 pm to 4 pm.
- Where: South Christchurch Library Learning Centre.
- Cost: $30
- Class size: minimum 6, maximum of 15 people.
In the event the funding doesn’t come through, I’ll have to decide whether I can afford to run it or not. So here’s the ugly question for those interested in attending (and an excuse to create a poll …) (I like polls). If funding doesn’t come through, how much would you be willing to pay to attend? (Incidentally, because financial questions are so awkward, I’ve set the poll to not display collected answers. I’ll be able to see them, and you’ll see your own, but that should be it. So please do answer honestly.)
I’m also hoping to be able to put some sort of Summer Intensive workshop together. It’ll probably be more of a classic group workshop style thing – exercises, in-class writing time, and then a chunk of each session put aside for workshopping each other’s poems. Again, I’ll try to get some funding to help defray costs, but I would be helpful to have some sort of indication as to how interested people are in such things. And, again, how much you’d pay if I can’t get funding. (Commerce may be vulgar, but it’s got nothing on the sheer rudeness of my mortgage.)
Ah, the joys of being a freelance tutor …